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Fiscal Conservatives

A Shocking Number Of People Are Temporarily Rich

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 12.09.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not just the wealthiest 1 percent. Fully 20 percent of U.S. adults become rich for parts of their lives, wielding outsize in...

A Dawning Moment of Truth for the GOP

Shoham Geva | Posted 10.30.2013 | College
Shoham Geva

Ironically, our generation could well be the GOP's chance for a triumphant return. As a generation that came of age during turbulent economic times, it should be easy for us to hammer home the need for economic conservatism.

The Case for a Tax Hike on 100 Percent of Americans

Dinkar Jain | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics
Dinkar Jain

Since there is no agreement on entitlement cuts, let the fiscal cliff kick in. Let taxes rise on 100 percent of Americans and 100 percent of small businesses. Let us get a little closer to balancing the budget. Let us share the burden of our votes -- if we voted for bigger government, let us all pay for it too.

Frustration, Disillusionment, and the Bigger Picture

Cory D. Byrom | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics
Cory D. Byrom

We have a Republican candidate who believes that 47 percent of the population are freeloaders and that he doesn't need to worry about them, and meanwhile huge chunks of America are not being given the same rights as their countrymen. Is there any question as to how Romney will treat them?

John Boehner: Scott Walker Win Shows That Americans 'Have Had It With Big Government'

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Scott Walker's victory in the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall effort is proof that people around the country want less government in thei...

Romney, Bain and the Great Republican Scam

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

To put it very simply, Republicans may say that they are for economic growth and job creation but what they are really for is wealth creation for a privileged few.

Tea Party, Conservatives Clash In Key State

Reuters | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

By Nick Carey NASHVILLE, May 17 - When conservative Tea Party activists helped Republicans extend their majority in Tennessee's legis...

Why Stop at Abortion? Let's Demean and Humiliate Gays, Smokers and the Obese!

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics
Sarah O'Leary

Why not force gays and lesbians to watch heterosexual pornography before they get hitched in the handful of states where they can legally marry? Maybe by watching men and women having sex, gays and lesbians will realize the error of their sinful ways!

Goodbye to the Republican Party: Why I Left the GOP

Roger Stone | Posted 04.22.2012 | Miami
Roger Stone

Sadly, the difference between the two major parties has become rhetorical. Under the Democrats you're going to hell. Under the Republicans, you are still going to hell, but you are going more slowly.

Simon Johnson: Balanced Budget Amendment 'Makes No Sense'

The New York Times | Simon Johnson | Posted 10.02.2011 | Business

Some House and Senate Republicans have pushed hard to include a “balanced budget” constitutional amendment as part of any agreement on a debt ceil...

How Marijuana Legalizers Can Win Over Social Conservatives

Nate Bradley | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics
Nate Bradley

All too often, social conservatives are cast off as people that can't be won over. My experience on the campaign trail shows that this couldn't be further from the truth.

Woe to You, Legislators!

Jim Wallis | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The president's fiscal message this week was on point, and will have to be repeated over and over again in the months ahead against all the pressures to compromise.

Here's Another Nice Mess You've Gotten Yourselves Into...

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

It's near-impossible to imagine most Americans looking at the platform the Republican Party is pushing and thinking, "Yes! This is what I want my America to stand for. That's the party for me!"

Af-Pak Security Cannot Be Achieved Without a Cost-Benefit Analysis

Alex Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Becker

You may not agree that all cost aspects of the war in Afghanistan outweigh the gains, but it is undeniable that without a honest cost-benefit analysis, both security and progress are impossible.

Why Solar Income Is Key to Fiscal Responsibility

Andy Mannle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andy Mannle

With all the talk in Washington about being fiscally conservative, it's time to remember that true fiscal responsibility begins with solar income. Everything we do depends on energy.

Conservatives' Vile Attack on Christmas

Karen Dolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Dolan

Remember all the hoopla in years past from Conservatives crying about liberal/secular attacks on Christmas? Make No Mistake. Those who are violating t...

Fiscal Conservatives: Just What the Doctor Ordered

Maggie Kozel, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Maggie Kozel, M.D.

Who better to find a saner and fiscally-responsible way to deliver health care than those who have pledged to save us from wasteful spending and ineffective policies? Welcome back, fiscal conservatives!

Social Conservatives Spar With Tea Party Groups

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Social conservatives are hitting back Tuesday at a recently released letter by a coalition of Tea Party and gay Republican groups encouraging incoming...

Socially Progressive/Fiscally Conservative

Brandon Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Brandon Shaffer

Democrats are more comfortable saying they're "progressive," while Republicans tend to call themselves "libertarian." I think they're both saying essentially the same thing.

Cockeyed Coverage of the Municipal Budget Crunch

Sean Paige | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sean Paige

Reporters can't caricature Salt Lake City the way they have Colorado Springs, apparently, so they just don't seem interested.

Confronting the Politics of Rage

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

The Tea Party movement has emerged as a "party" of platitudes rather than of policies, a group united by fury rather than a unifying philosophy. So how should Liberals communicate with them?

Social Conservatives Put Religious Twist On 'Tea Party' Message

Los Angeles Times | Kathleen Hennessey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

For most of a year, the small-government advocates of the "tea party" movement have stolen the spotlight from the Christian conservatives who have lon...

Health Care Reform Bill Rests On Pelosi's Power Of Persuasion

New York Times | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and ROBERT PEAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The future of President Obama's health care overhaul now rests largely with two blocs of swing Democrats in the House of Representatives...

Unhappy Fiscal New Year

Rep. Jason Chaffetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Jason Chaffetz

Contrary to what some have told us in the past, deficits and debts do matter, and at the levels these debts have been accumulating, they matter a lot.

Cheney's Right: Limbaugh's A Better Republican Than Powell

Ron Kuby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ron Kuby

Powell wasted his time going to college and graduate school when he could have been out making real money. Limbaugh dropped out of college after only two semesters and never went back to those liberal-infested halls.